A greenhouse bioassay was used to compare the effects
of soils collected at different distances from hardwood
species on the growth, mycorrhiza formation, and foliar
nutrient concentrations of Douglas-fir seedlings. Soil
nutrient concentrations and bulk densities were also
determined. Soils were collected from two southwestern
Oregon sites that had been...
Many mycorrhizosphere microorganisms can produce
plant growth regulating compounds in vitro. Plant growth
regulating compounds are known to mediate root growth and
development. In reforestation practices, conifer tree
seedling growth and survival are linked to rapid root
growth and development after outplanting. Multifactorial
experiments were conducted to document variations in...
The vast majority of terrestrial plant species live in symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). AMF and plants live in complex networks, with roots of individual plants hosting multiple AMF, and single AMF colonizing multiple plants concurrently. Through the exchange of resources, the two partners of this symbiosis can have...